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Baby Teeth May Identify ADHD — How a child metabolizes nutrients and toxins may play a role in ADHD and autism

Baby teeth revealed how a child metabolized essential and toxic elements and differed among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder versus those without such symptoms, a small twin study suggested.  Prenatal and newborn children form a new tooth layer daily which captures an imprint of chemicals circulating in the body and produces a chronological exposure record, like rings on a tree. This record, which shows cyclical processes involved in metabolizing nutrients and metals during fetal and early postnatal development, differed significantly in children who had ADHD, autism, or both disorders, reported Christine Austin, PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues in Translational Psychiatry.  Read more....

 

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